Welcome to the website of the Sixth Form College
situated in the historic Roman town of Colchester

Our aim is to provide a high quality supportive environment offering full-time academic and general education courses that equip students with the qualifications, skills and attributes for a successful future in higher education, employment, and life.

We are a highly successful provider of an extensive range of well over 60 full time AS/A-Level courses for students, most of whom join us at age 16. To provide students with a choice of pre-university general education, we also have in place a well-established International Baccalaureate course, upon which students consistently achieve well above international average scores.

Latest Announcements

Higher Education Preliminary Information Evening Resources

Following the recent Information Evening held on Tuesday 24 March 2015, resources relating to this event are now available for immediate download. Please see
links below.

  • Higher Education Presentation 2015 Delivered by the University of Essex. Aimed at students considering higher education it is a brief introduction to choosing your course, choosing a university and the application process
  • Higher Education Briefing March 2015 Delivered by the Head of Careers this presentation is a brief introduction to the resources available for the Higher Education process
  • Key Dates and Activities The document is includes a table with key dates and college activities for 2015-16 aimed at students considering Higher Education

Where Do I Start?
The online application process for September 2015 entry is now closed. We do, in a small number of exceptional cases, consider late applicants , especially if there are extenuating circumstances. Please contact our Admissions Team if you wish to explore this possibility further.
All successful applicants for 2015 entry will be invited to an Induction Day on Wednesday 24 or Thursday 25 June 2015.

Those students who have already applied may wish to visit our
Applicants page.
Printed copies of our new 2015 Prospectus are now available upon request. Alternatively, a digital version is also available for immediate download. Please navigate to our Document Library for the download link or use our Prospectus Request Form to request a printed copy.

Art & Photography Task
Applicants wishing to apply for Art or Photography AS Level courses, who are not taking GCSE course in either of these areas, can still be considered if they complete an assessment task, details of which can be obtained from Admissions Department.
Students at The Sixth Form College, Colchester have achieved outstanding A and AS level results in this summer’s examination series. Levels of achievement are excellent and above national average levels. Full details can be found here.
Thank you to over 1200 students and parents who completed the OFSTED online questionnaire. We were pleased to hear that 94% of you would be happy to recommend us to a friend!   The downloadable version of the Ofsted Inspection Report published in March 2013, also contains the Ofsted Science Good Practice Report. Also available for download is the response to our most recent International Baccalaureate 5 Year Review, which saw the programme attract a range of commendations. (PDF 1.1 MB)
The new Spring Term 2015 Newsletter is available for students and their parents. It provides important information, guidance and advice, reviews recent activities and highlights a number of forthcoming events and dates.
Use this link to find out more about Learning Support and our "College Offer".
Web Services
Use the links below to access staff and student portals.
Moodle VLE
Remote Access
Staff and Student Portal
Staff and Student Webmail

A valid User ID and password is required to access these services
As an alternative to A-Level, many students choose to join our well-established and world-class International Baccalaureate programme. Results have been consistently well above national and international averages and over the past decade, hundreds of students have used this route to progress to a range of university courses, including those at prestigious Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities, as well as employment, both in the UK and abroad. Course details, including introduction, entry criteria, course content, and examination details, can be downloaded in a printable format.

Introduction | Course Details

Click on the links that accompany the course information pages to find out more about our teaching departments and our students, or to see examples of student work and photographs from field trips and other college activities and events.
Downloadable documents for parents and students, such as the Students Handbook Charter and Diary, Additional Studies Handbook, 2015 Prospectus, the 2013 Ofsted Inspection Report, Student Leavers' Notes, Parents' Handbook, and more.
We are pleased to see that the most recent released Government Performance tables confirm the excellent picture of results that we reported last summer. Further details.
Please click the link above to read news stories covering the educational, sporting, cultural and charitable activities and achievements of the students at the College. This includes details of ongoing projects to improve our environmental and sustainable position via a variety of tasks and initiatives.
Interactive map showing the location of the College with links to public parking around Colchester town centre showing pricing, etc.

Vehicular Access to the College From Sunday 13 October 2013, Essex County Council have re-instigated their ‘trial’ relating to traffic arrangements in central Colchester area – supported by a ‘Traffic Order’. More details here.